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Amir’s naming as humanitarian leader ‘worthy of an honor’

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s massive humanitarian contributions to Senegal were one of the factors leading to the UN naming His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah as a “humanitarian…

KHRS hails manpower efforts to fight trafficking

KUWAIT: Kuwait Human Rights Society (KHRS) hailed reports about a new mechanism and measures set by the manpower authority to fight visa and labor trafficking such as providing labor accommodation,…

Ice Bucket Challenge craze reaches Kuwait – $88.5 million collected

KUWAIT: The Ice Bucket Challenge is spreading throughout the world even as we read this. The activity involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head to promote awareness…

Air India to resume flights to Mangalore

KUWAIT: India’s national carrier Air India plans to resume operations from the south Indian city of Mangalore to Kuwait. Air India Express, Air India’s low-cost carrier, cancelled operations to Mangalore…

Kuwait well-poised to deal with Ebola – Symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle pain

KUWAIT: Although the Ministry of Health has assured the public that the country is free from the Ebola virus, it nevertheless has taken ample steps to confront the virus should…

Interior source denies IS rumors

KUWAIT: A security source at the Interior Ministry said rumors about the arrest of Islamic State elements headed by an Interior Ministry colonel at Nuwaiseeb border port are untrue. Rumors…

Govt alert prior to evaluation on terrorism, money laundering

KUWAIT: With the approach of subjecting Kuwait to evaluation by the UN’s Financial Action Task Force (FATF) next month, the Kuwaiti committee entrusted with responding to international terrorism and money…

Gang hacks 428 bank accounts

KUWAIT: Security sources said that many bank accounts were hacked and money was stolen lately, but authorities following the matter kept it under the lid. They said the latest investigations…

‘Matchmaker’ arrested for blackmail

Kuwait: Many girls who registered with a matchmaking website and contacted the matchmaker discovered that he is a juvenile who blackmailed them and received large amounts of money before being…

‘Sheikh’ released on parole

KUWAIT: One week after the misdemeanors court sentenced a ruler family member to a one-year jail sentence, the appeals court struck out the sentence and took an undertaking from him…

Minister asked about oil pollution rumors

KUWAIT: MPs demanded action from the government concerning recent reports suggesting oil waste being dumped in Kuwait’s territorial waters, despite authorities’ assurances that these reports are inaccurate. The Environment Public…

GCC plans to fight Ebola

KUWAIT: The Health Ministry recently passed a special plan to fight the Ebola virus that was based on recommendations made during the GCC health ministers’ coordination meeting, said health sources,…

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